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UWC calls for International Observers to Ukraine’s Re-Run Parliamentary Elections

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December 3,2013 249
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3 December 2013


MEDIA RELEASE


 


UWC calls for International Observers to Ukraine’s


Re-Run Parliamentary Elections


 


APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED – 5 DECEMBER 2013





The Ukrainian World Congress calls upon the international community to support its International Election Observation Mission by either registering as an election observer or financially supporting the mission. 





UWC together with its member organizations representing 32 countries around the world will be sending a large international election observation mission for the December 15, 2013 re-run of the five Parliamentary single mandate electoral districts in Ukraine. 


   


“I encourage everyone to apply and join the many other observers coming from every corner of the world to participate in the UWC mission,” stated Paul Grod. “Together, we will make a difference for the benefit of democracy in Ukraine.”





The UWC Mission is being led by Ms. Tamara Olexy, President Ukrainian Congress Committee of America and Mr. Paul Grod, President Ukrainian Canadian Congress as co-Heads of Mission together with Mr. Peter Sochan as Chief Observer in Kyiv. 





To make a donation and support the UWC 2013 Election Observer Mission, please visit: Donate





To register to observe the Parliamentary elections in Ukraine, click here: Observer Application


  


Mission Details




The following are important details for your participation:




·      You must complete, sign and submit: (1) the CEC application form; (2) a legible scanned copy of your passport (the page where your photo appears); and (3) signed copy of the UWC Code of Conduct to: [email protected] no later than December 5, 2013.  This application must be accurately and fully completed in order for the name to be submitted to Ukraine’s Central Election Commission (CEC).  The UWC takes no responsibility in the event the CEC rejects your application for any reason. 


·       Please type or clearly print your responses below as they appear in your passport.


·       The UWC Mission in Kyiv is being led by Petro Sochan, Chief Observer.


·       Office Address -6  Muzeyny Provulok, Kyiv


·    Office Telephone – +380-444-958-545. E-mail:  [email protected]. All observers must follow a strict code of conduct.  The UWC Code of Conduct form must be downloaded and signed prior to obtaining your official accreditation from the Central Election Commission (CEC).  Failure to adhere to the Code of Conduct may result in observers being stripped of their accreditation and removed from the mission.


·       Every International Election Observer must attend the Election Schedule as outlined below:














December 6th


Application Deadline


December 12th    


Evening Training begins at 6 PM


December 13th


Morning Training at 9AM


December 13th


Observers deploy to regions following training session


December 14th


Observers preview voting locations


Sun December 15th


Election Day


December 18th


Observers return to Kyiv (for late afternoon debriefing, and conclusion of mission)


December 21st


Observers may depart Kyiv





·    We will make every effort to accommodate your choices of where you wish to observe the election, but the UWC reserves the right to deploy you where needed, as your safety is our first priority. 


·    The UWC does not cover expenses related to the Observer Mission.  All observers will be responsible for covering the cost of all their own expenses related to the mission, including travel, accommodations, meals and medical insurance, should you so desire. 


·     UWC will issue a tax receipt to Canadian taxpayers for all reasonable expenses associated with the Election Observer Mission.  If you are interested, please contact thе UWC office ([email protected]) for more details on how to qualify for a tax receipt.


·       UWC will be responsible for training, providing accreditation and coordinating logistics as well as election monitoring.


·       Training is mandatory.


·    Very Important – Do not book your travel to come to Ukraine until you have received written notification from UWC that you have been approved to be a UWC election observer. 




For more information, please click here UWC EOM 2013 or contact the UWC office at 416.323.3020.